Global Climate Risk Index 2021 of German Watch Report ranked Bangladesh the 7th most affected vulnerable country by extreme weather event during 2000-2019. Between 1900 and 2020, a total 352 incidents occurred in Bangladesh. Around 450 million people were affected by the disasters. It is one of the most affected countries due to disasters within the SAARC region. In 2020 a total of 5.4 million people were affected by monsoon floods which was the 4th worst disasters in the world. It is also imperative that between 1996 and 2015, disaster caused an averaging 0.732% of GDP loss per annum and total economic loss was $2.283 billion. It indicates to the severity of disasters in Bangladesh compared to rest of the Region. Thus, to successfully achieve Sustainable Development Goals, the aspect of Disaster Risk Resilience must be taken into account.
Air is essential for the survival of all living creatures. The quality of the air we breathe greatly affects the quality of our lives; whereas we can survive for days without food or drink, but we cannot survive without air for more than a few minutes. However, air pollution has emerged as one of the greatest risks to human and environmental health, making access to clean air a global concern.
Pollution of the environment is often related with population increase. Population explosion is the primary cause of global environmental pollution problem that exists today. It is becoming impossible for the environment to meet the demands of billions of people by filling the gaps created by a growing population and diverse human activities that have exceeded the nature’s capacity. Our ecosystem, especially the biosphere, is negatively impacted by population increase excessively. Approximately half of the planet’s surface was covered in vegetation at the dawn of human civilization, but now only a very small fraction survives.
Teachers’ Day is a special day to show teachers how much we value them. It may also involve festivities to recognize their exceptional contributions to the society at large or to a specific field of study. In the opinion of Education International, it is crucial for the world to acknowledge a particular day at the national level, which is deserving of the proper acknowledgment of teachers working in social transformation. Building people is a teacher’s job. From the beginning, Bangladesh has recognized this day.